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Giving in the News – Week of 10.01.07

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* Lee Park & Arlington Hall Conservancy received $75,000 gift from Meadows Foundation for Children’s Garden, new addition to Lee Park.

* Rebuilding Together-Calcasieu, Lake Charles, La., home-rehabilitation group, received $300,000 from Louisiana Family Recovery Corps for home repairs in local communities.

* College of Engineering at Virginia Tech received $1 million grant of Fujitsu technology and services to help create digital opportunities for underserved students and pre-college students interested in math, science, engineering.

* Matthew Rohrbach, postal worker from Willard, Ohio, to donate kidney to recipient found through MatchingDonors.com; will be 55th transplant resulting from site.

* Junior Achievement Worldwide received $1 million grant from Oracle to support expansion of JA Titan, web-based business competition for teens, beyond U.S. and Canada to 10 additional countries.

* Elton John AIDS Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $3.1 million in second round of 2007 grants; National AIDS Fund received $850,000 to serve incarcerated populations in Southern U.S.

* Susan G. Komen for the Cure received $100,000 from PNY Technologies.

* Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council, Foster City, Calif., awarded six grants ranging from $60,000 to $125,000 to six groups as part of its Youth Investment Program.

* Oxford Health Alliance, London-based coalition, received $5.2 million from PepsiCo Foundation for Community Interventions for Health, three-year program to determine how communities can prevent spread of obesity, tobacco use and related illnesses.

* Downtown Women’s Center, Los Angeles, received $10,000 grant from TZONE Foundation, founded by supermodel and celebrity Tyra Banks.

* Maxon Holdings to provide $10 million in in-kind and technical services to Earthpark indoor rainforest and environmental education complex near Pella, Ga.

* Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Va., received $149,838 grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop “The Virtual Republic,” interactive civics program.

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